Kendrick Perkins perplexed why Derrick Rose is still with the Pistons
Why is DRose still on the Pistons? That man deserves to be playing for Championship! My God
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) February 29, 2020
The Pistons don’t plan to buy out Rose. Detroit got a bunch of calls on Rose at the trade deadline, but they were only going to move the former MVP if they got a first round pick in return.
Detroit won’t make the playoffs this season. However, they are trying to be competitive next season since power forward Blake Griffin will hopefully be back healthy. With that said, they are probably hoping that Rose and Griffin can lead the Pistons to the postseason in 2020-21.
Rose signed a two-year deal with Detroit this past summer in free agency. The Pistons’ vice chairman is Arn Tellem, who used to be Rose’s agent. It’s clear that Rose is comfortable with the Motor City team despite their terrible record.
In 49 games for the Pistons this season, Rose is averaging 18.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 5.6 assists. The Chicago native is also shooting 48.9 percent from the field, 30.1 percent from beyond the arc and 86.9 percent from the free-throw line.